Country of Manufacture:Netherlands
Speeds: 1 7/8, 3 3/4, 7 1/2
Max Reel Size("): 7"
Number of heads: 2
Head Composition: Permalloy
Head Configuration: Stereo
Frequency Response:( 3dB): 7½ ips: 40Hz - 18kHz 3¾ ips: 40Hz - 15kHz 1 ips: 60Hz - 8kHz
Wow and Flutter:7(DIN): < 0.15% at 7½ ips, < 0.2% at 3¾ ips. < 0.35% at 1 ips
Signal-to-Noise Ratio:Hum and noise: -45dB at all speeds
Sound quality rating:5 / 10
Long-term reliability rating: 5 / 10
This was the next model
down from the N4418, being a four-track
stereo recorder with three speeds (7½ , (3¾ & 1
ips), three motors, two heads and internal 5 watts R.M.S. per channel
amplifiers. (The N4418’s power output was 12 watts per channel and it
had three heads).
Like the N4418, all audio controls were of the slide-type and transport
functionality was via solenoid-controlled light-touch buttons.
The capstan motor was electronically governed to keep tape speed constant
and tape tension comparators kept the winding torque constant.
Other features included a 4-digit tape counter, straight-through amplifier,
input mixing, twin illuminated VU meters for recording and playback and
two built-in 6″ x 4″ speakers.